Many breakfast dishes have tried to beat the classic American waffle, but let’s be honest – few others even come close. Crisp, yet fluffy, their warming smell lingers in kitchens from the frantic east coast to the mellow west. Sometimes served with a savoury topping and other times, something sweeter, once you’ve tried them they’re impossible to forget. With a rich dollop of melted cinnamon butter, they’re the perfect indulgence at breakfast – or any time of day for that matter. This is one dish worth feeling guilty about.
Put the US and blueberries together and you can’t help but think of pancakes. Well, it’s time to think again. Never one to shy away from bold flavours, America invents new classics as much as it perfects old ones. Fresh from the oven, a brioche breakfast bake is one dish that sets that bar. Layers of buttery brioche laced with blueberries still bursting makes for a messy, indulgent breakfast – but sometimes great inventions mean getting your hands dirty. Typical of most things American, this rich, experimental dish holds nothing back. But when it comes from the kings of breakfast, why should it?